Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 10 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.

Itinerary

Marine Dynamics, operating in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa, a world hot spot for the great white shark - you will experience an incredible cage diving adventure on board our custom designed boat, Slashfin, (named after one of our visiting sharks). An on board marine biologist will educate you as you get up close and personal with this amazing apex predator in the famous Shark Alley. We are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism, live by our motto of ‘Discover and Protect’ and work together with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. We are involved in shark research which includes shark fin identification and tagging and tracking the great white. You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal. We are only 3 hours drive from Cape Town along a scenic route. The trip includes an educational briefing, breakfast or lunch; refreshments on board; a complimentary drink on return; towels, clean wetsuits and masks. Enjoy your trip with our very experienced crew. The shark cage diving tour duration can be 3 - 4 hours. Professional footage is available for purchase.
A FREE PENGUIN VISIT to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, is also included.

Stop At:

• Dyer Island, South Africa
• African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Geelbek Street Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa

Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All diving gear and towels supplied

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour
  • Please note: Sharks are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed. Every experience that guests have w, is educational from start to finish. The local supplier works with wild life and nature and sightings are never guaranteed. If a shark has been sighted from the boat, they will consider that a successful trip. If there is no shark activity while on a shark cage diving tour with the supplier, then a voucher will be offered. This voucher is not transferable – your name and passport number will be recorded on the voucher. The transfer fee is non-refundable.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from hotels, guesthouses, backpackers, vacation rentals, AirBnB's and any other points within Cape Town city centre. Please specify your pickup address. We can inform you if it is possible.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

James_B

11 Sep, 2022

The staff was awesome. The boat was a bit crowded but everyone had their turn. It was quite wavy so several customers got sick but the staff handled it well.

rvsjb

11 Sep, 2022

The members of the team are super duper sweet. They do a very very good job in taking care of your. We saw multiple sharks and it was totally safe. I've a few complains but I wont deduct any marks just because of their amazing team. My first issue was that they shouldnt serve fried spring rolls before we go for the dive. They should serve fruits of something. A few of us puked because of the fried spring rolls we ate before going and the sea sickness made it worse. Also it would been a little convininient if they had better changing rooms on board. Aprt from these 2 issues , it was a very good experience

ND_bike_hike

04 Sep, 2022

Staff was excellent and went out of their way to insure everyone was comfortable. We didn’t see any great whites, but saw several other sharks up close.

Himali_P

19 Aug, 2022

I would not recommend this trip. We did not know that it was a 2.5 hour car ride from Cape Town. Our 11am tour had a 7am pick up time. No breakfast or coffee provided. It was advertised as a 4 hour excursion, but it ended up being a 12 hour excursion with most of the time in transit. The biggest problem is that they do not provide a place to put on your wet suit. You have to put on your wet suit on the moving boat in front of everyone else. However, Suzy, our guide, was really wonderful. She tried her best to be positive and helpful. We didn’t actually see any sharks, which is certainly not her fault, but definitely disappointing. Also, the van driver, Rian was excellent!!! He was timely, friendly, and empathic to our experience. As soon as he learned we didn’t see anything he asked if we wanted to stop by a bay to view whales. We did and we actually saw some. This was the highlight of the trip. If not for him, Suzy, and the crew on the boat, we would rate this experience lower.

Lisa_O

29 Jul, 2022

The most amazing experience. The staff was absolutely wonderful. I will definitely be doing this again one day

User's Picture Gallery

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Getting ready to take the dive!!!

My wife and myself ready to cage dive with the great white sharks!

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Sharks!

The sharks were so close! What an adventure!

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cage diving

cage diving

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cage diving

Tell us who's in the photo, what you were doing etc.

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drive by

drive by fin

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coming to get you

coming in for a close up

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Close Encounter

Close Encounter for those in the cage

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shark!

we saw so many sharks it was hard to keep count!

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In the cage!!

Hubby suited up and ready to duck down and look at the sharks as they pass. I stayed on deck and took pics.

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ready to get in the cage

wife and daughter getting ready to get in the cage.

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Reserved for Sharks :)

Reserved for Sharks :)

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A relaxing ride

A relaxing ride

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Eazzy

Eazzy

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Mark, after the ~40 mins. 'watering'

Mark, after the ~40 mins. 'watering'

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